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Medical Term:

diabetic dermopathy

Definition

small macules and papules of the extensor surfaces of the extremities, most commonly the shins of diabetic patients, which become atrophic, hyperpigmented, and occasionally undergo ulceration with scarring; may be a manifestation of microangiopathy.

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